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traveling from Chicago to St Louis by bus

Cheapest price$1.00
Fastest time5h 10m
Trips per day11
bus carriers2
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How can I get the cheapest bus ticket from Chicago to St Louis?

The best way to get the cheapest bus tickets from Chicago to St Louis is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Chicago to St Louis were $22.81. By booking 11 days out, tickets are on average $20.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel from Chicago to St Louis?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Chicago to St Louis by bus is at 8 PM on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 12 PM on Tuesday is when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the bus departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

How many daily bus trips are there from Chicago to St Louis?

On average there are 11 bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most options for departures from Chicago to St Louis, with an average of 9 trips per day and 198 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers currently travel from Chicago to St Louis. Of the 11 trips there are 8 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Train options from Chicago start at $22.00.

bus lines that run from Chicago to St Louis

Megabus

Megabus operates, on average, 1 bus schedule(s) from Chicago to St Louis. The average Megabus ticket to St Louis costs $24.29. Cheap Megabus tickets to St Louis are available on Wanderu starting from $1.00. In Chicago, Megabus departs from W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St and no other station. In St Louis, Megabus arrives at Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St and no other station.

An average trip on Megabus from Chicago to St Louis takes 6 hours and 0 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to St Louis in 5 hours and 10 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay $28.63 for a weekend getaway trip to St Louis.

Megabus
Megabus
Air conditioning
Restroom
Green certified
Movies
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
6h 0m
Avg. Price
$24.29

Greyhound

Greyhound operates, on average, 9 bus schedule(s) from Chicago to St Louis. The average Greyhound ticket to St Louis costs $25.75. Cheap Greyhound tickets to St Louis are available on Wanderu starting from $16.00. In Chicago, Greyhound departs from Greyhound Station - 630 W Harrison St and 1 other station. In St Louis, Greyhound arrives at Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St and no other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Chicago to St Louis takes 6 hours and 32 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to St Louis in 5 hours and 10 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 9 trips per day and you could expect to pay $28.79 for a weekend getaway trip to St Louis.

Greyhound
Greyhound
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
6h 32m
Avg. Price
$25.75
Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 3 stations that have bus departures from Chicago. Most bus trips to St Louis will depart from Greyhound Station - 630 W Harrison St, Dan Ryan Bus Station, W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St.
  • Greyhound Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St
Bus trips arrive in St Louis at 1 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St are the main bus stations in St Louis for trips arriving from Chicago.
  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St